Oct 6, 2012 11:30am PDT
-- >> let me ask you what percentage of the hispanic community in the united states does not speak english. how big a barrier is language as you mentioned? >> that's pretty high. >> i think for the youth they speak english it's really interesting because they're the ones translating for their parents. in terms that you have a lot of those that come from latin america, when you look at the politics of latin america they equate politicians to corruption, it is what they do. the idea of having to deal with politics coming tolt united states not necessarily that's like for second nature. they would prefer to not have to go along, work with -- go to school, do what they have to do. they're such a voice and part of our united states that we need them to get more involved in that. >> i think that -- does it make sense for candidates to be fighting so hard, clearly -- >> i'm saying if only ten out of 24 million latinos go to the polls. >> as hard as they fight for young people to go to the polls, i know that asemrats we're counting on high turn out among latinos, among african americans and high t
Oct 27, 2012 11:30am PDT
for women voters in the united states. >> we see the so-called waitress moms. we love the heart of tagging that. >> fancy that. >> these are women who typically voted for president obama in the last election cycle. but are struggling with, we are struggling economically has he upheld his promise and still don't love romney as an option either. we are seeing and talking about the women's issues, they are family issues. these are household issues. they are economic issues. access to healthcare, access to birth control. how many kids we have, those are economic issues. it's going to come down to in so many ways a popularity contest, do i trust the candidate to handle the issues related to the economy. >> i want your thoughts on swing voter waitress mom soccer mom or security mom. you said something about pansy dads, what is all of this talk about abortion affect your swing vote? >> i'm going to agree with what you said, women don't like being talked down to. all of the name calling about women. we were songer moms, and waitress moms the idea of the waitress mom and the definition, working ble
Oct 13, 2012 11:30am PDT
gandhy, let's start with the child bride issue. is this something that the u.n. and the united states can get a handle on? because it's so widespread, it's so cultural in its orientation. the west ha is always criticized for trying to mess with culture in the east, middle east and africa and elsewhere. what do you think? >> well, i think there have been some very famous and knowledgeable people over the years who said that you can look at a country's advancement and decide really whether they're an advancing country or not based on how they treat women and girls. and if indeed we want these countries to be our partners in the world, if we want them to advance and be -- and if they want to advance and be on the world stage with other countries, they have to change the way that they treat women and girls and it was to start with girls. >> why do i have less hope about that? >i mean, the taliban, in the case of malala they arrested three people, not the guy hoe apparently led so far, but i mean, you know, they still can get away with this stuff. >> right, and that's what i was about to say.